Analysis

Key Statistics from Everton v Chelsea

We take a look at the standout stats from yesterday’s Premier League defeat to Everton...

By the end of the match we had had 16 attempts on goal to Everton’s 15. However, at half-time we had limited the hosts to just three efforts (one on target) and had struck 10 of our own (three on target, four blocked).

Everton scored with two of their seven on-target attempts after the interval. In the same period we called Jordan Pickford into action twice.

Twelve of the home’s side’s shots were from inside the box, compared with nine of ours.

Gonzalo Higuain, Eden Hazard and Ross Barkley all had three efforts. Everton’s Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin also had three.

We had a 67.4 per cent share of possession and 53 per cent of the territory.

Of the 665 passes we attempted, 560 found a team-mate, equating to an 84 per cent pass completion rate. Everton’s was 73 per cent.

However, in the four minutes between the second half starting and Everton scoring, they had 52 per cent of the possession, and recorded a 79 per cent pass completion rate in contrast to our 74 per cent. They also had four attempts on goal in that time.

Over the 90 minutes, Toni Rudiger (73), David Luiz (72) and N’Golo Kante (67) played the most number of accurate passes for us.

Hazard and Higuain recorded two key passes, a figure bettered only by Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lucas Digne, who made three.

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Pedro registered a game-high five successful take-ons, out of five attempted. Hazard and Kante were next with three apiece.

Calvert-Lewin was a threat in the air throughout and having gone close in the first half, it was his header Kepa Arrizabalaga saved before Richarlison opened the scoring. Overall the England Under-21 attacker won seven aerial duels, two more than anyone else on the pitch.

Marcos Alonso won nine tackles and Jorginho seven. Alonso’s four clearances was the most made by any Chelsea player, and Jorginho’s four interceptions was also a high for a visitor.

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